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Validation of two portable bioelectrical impedance analyses for the assessment of body composition in school age children

Principle/Accuracy
Author
LW Lee et al.
Used Parameters : FFM, Appendicular FFM, BFM, PBF

Publication Year : 2017

Country : Taiwan

Journal : PLoS One

Background Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) is a convenient and child-friendly method for longitudinal analysis of changes in body composition. However, most validation studies of BIA have been performed on adult Caucasians. The present cross-sectional study investigated the validity of two portable BIA devices, the Inbody 230 (BIA8MF) and the Tanita BC-418 (BIA8SF), in healthy Taiwanese children. Methods Children aged 7–12 years (72 boys and 78 girls) were recruited. Body composition was measured by the BIA8SF and the …
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